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Apr 25, 2016 21:40 |  #1

I'll be hiking a lot this summer in the sun and looking for recommendations on a good hat that will protect my neck, nose, and ears while not being a total PITA to shoot with. Any recommendations?


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Apr 26, 2016 14:44 |  #2

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I'll be hiking a lot this summer in the sun and looking for recommendations on a good hat that will protect my neck, nose, and ears while not being a total PITA to shoot with. Any recommendations?

I used to have a Gore-tex hat made by Outdoor Research. It had a fairly wide brim; about 3 inches, which was wide enough to keep the sun out of my eyes. The thing I liked about it was that it was very "crushable". or packable, or whatever you want to call that. It was flimsy and had barely any structure to it, which was ideal because that way I could crumple it up and stuff it in a pocket, and it wouldn't have any "memory".

Here is a link to some Outdoor Research hats that look comparable, although I am sure they discontinued whatever model I had, as that was over 20 years ago.
http://www.backcountry​.com …UaAr348P8HAQ&gc​lsrc=aw.ds (external link)

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Apr 26, 2016 15:56 as a reply to  @ Tom Reichner's post |  #3

Thanks! I'll look into these!!


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Apr 26, 2016 16:36 |  #4

For sun I use this one: https://www.railriders​.com …-p-1029.html?cPath=90_101 (external link)

For rain, this one: http://www.outdoorrese​arch.com …e-sombrero/category/2206​/ (external link)

Both are awesome.

Edit: Note that I have yet to figure out how to shoot in portrait orientation while wearing a hat without looking like a doofus.


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Apr 26, 2016 16:43 |  #5
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How about one of these (external link)?? :)


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Apr 26, 2016 20:06 |  #6

Personally I like the Tilley line. I've had one for close to 30 years and it still looks great in spite of a lot of use and probably an annual laundering. Expensive, but worth it. Check the warranty at http://www.tilley.com/​us_en/guaranteed-insured/ (external link).

http://www.amazon.com …-Airflo-Hat/dp/B0033WRVQI (external link)




  
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Apr 26, 2016 20:55 |  #7

For sun, I recommend a outdoor research & sunway.

http://www.outdoorrese​arch.com/en/sun-runner-cap.html (external link)

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Apr 26, 2016 22:35 |  #8

I use this:
http://www.tilley.com …weather/ltm2-airflor.html (external link)

Everyone mocks my style saying I belong on safari but it'll keep me 10 degrees cooler on a hot day, I can go portrait and mash it up or lift it out of the way without it falling off. Keeps the sun off my neck, out of my eyes and my ears don't burn; breathes, blocks the rain and I can keep the body pretty dry with just this letting me not have to go full camera rain coat right away. String lets me keep it taught on my head so I don't have to fuss with it in the wind. Also easy to toss in the camera bag or cargo pocket, clean it up and keep it in my car for hot FL days. Picked it up at my local Gander Mountain Years ago.


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May 01, 2016 16:20 |  #9

I use a c cowboy hat with a 4 inch brim, I will also used the hat to bock the sun to prevent flare at different times I have a 100% beaver hat and wear it in the sun rain or snow with out any problems.


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May 02, 2016 00:02 |  #10

I hike a lot, with and without camera gear. For the last 20 years or so, I've also wear a Tilley. I used to have the wide brim, now I have the mid brim hemp.




  
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May 02, 2016 20:06 |  #11

Another fan of the Tilley. Was recommended to me by a Dermatologist. Used it in sun, rain, hot, cold. Great hat, and just throw it in the wash when dirty and it comes out looking like new.


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May 02, 2016 20:19 |  #12

I like the soft full brim hiking/fishing etc hats, some even come with a piece of cloth that hangs over your neck (some allow you to roll that up and have some velcro to hold it there) which is nice if you have the sun in your back for a long time. I prefer them over caps or hard brimmed hats, since you can shoot portrait no problem, the floppy brim just folds up and out of the way automatically. I guess the ones I like best are called Aussie hat. If you search for hiking hat on Amazon you'll get a wide variety. If you're hiking where it's hot, get something thin and/or made of some modern fabric, not cotton. Mesh works too, but people with less hair on their head might need to put suntan on top. I'm not quite there yet to have to worry about that. Not quite.


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May 03, 2016 15:38 |  #13

Thanks for all the tips and recommendations! I got this:

http://www.outdoorrese​arch.com/en/sombriolet​-sun-hat.html (external link)

OR hats are lifetime warranty just like the Tilly. This one is large enough to keep sun off my neck and ears and the front of it is easy enough to flip up if I shoot in portrait, or just let it slide off the back of my head and hang around my neck with the cord.

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May 04, 2016 13:09 |  #14

James33 wrote in post #17994759 (external link)
Thanks for all the tips and recommendations! I got this:

http://www.outdoorrese​arch.com/en/sombriolet​-sun-hat.html (external link)

OR hats are lifetime warranty just like the Tilly. This one is large enough to keep sun off my neck and ears and the front of it is easy enough to flip up if I shoot in portrait, or just let it slide off the back of my head and hang around my neck with the cord.

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May 04, 2016 13:14 |  #15

flyfisher wrote in post #17992153 (external link)
I use a c cowboy hat with a 4 inch brim, I will also used the hat to bock the sun to prevent flare at different times I have a 100% beaver hat and wear it in the sun rain or snow with out any problems.

Same here but a Texas straw hat. Very light, very cool, very shady. Down here in the Lone Star State they are not a fashion statement but if you spend any time out doors between April and September, they are a necessity.


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